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Dealing With Annoying Phone Calls

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by briannz, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. briannz

    briannz Junior Member

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    I've been getting a couple of phone calls a week recently from India regarding Google. They always follow the same script. "Can I please speak to the owner of the business...... We notice your website is not showing on Google ...... we can help .. blah blah blah."
    I generally just hang up but today the caller asked what my website url was, so I sent him to meatspin dot com. (NSFW) There was silence and then he hung up. Must remember that one in the future.
     
  2. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    Verizon has a function to forward specific numbers to a specific #. Forward to "do not call" or whatever floats your boat. Can't confirm this works but I wish it did on my T-mo...

    I use YouMail that allows me to set a specific message for #s. Mom calls and I don't answer she hears "Hey mom..." Now when I get spam calls someone else gets their time wasted.
     
  3. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    To me it's just part of running a business. You can forward all of you phone calls and have them transcribed and emailed to you, but if you're like me and want to talk to customers, it's just a price you pay.
     
  4. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    I answer the 1st call. After that the decision is made what happens should that number call again. answer-voice mail or ditch
     
  5. jessica7689

    jessica7689 Registered Member

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    agreed. hostgator called me like six times when i cancel my web hosting. after the first i didn't answer.
     
  6. LOL-Blaster

    LOL-Blaster Regular Member

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    LOL, he loves it.
     
  7. upl8t

    upl8t Regular Member

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    Tell them you have to put them on hold for a couple of seconds and then just leave them there until they hang up.